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Wed Jun 6, 2012, 09:16 AM

Another $418 Million Down The Tubes



The Air Force is investigating a ground incident last week involving an F-22.


http://www.newsherald.com/articles/tyndall-103215-mishap-probes.html

Military probes F-22 mishap at Tyndall Air Force Base
RANDAL YAKEY / News Herald Writer
June 05, 2012 08:04:55 PM

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force is not calling a “ground incident” involving an F-22 Raptor last week a “crash.”

The F-22 was in a “touch-and-go” practice session at about 5 p.m. Thursday when it was put out of commission. The “ground incident” put the plane on the sidelines and benched the pilot, officials said.

“Everything around this is in freeze frame right now,” said Herman Bell, chief of Tyndall’s 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs.

Base officials would not comment on how the plane made contact with the ground, nor would base officials give any indication of whether the “incident” was mechanical or pilot error. The pilot was not injured in the incident.



unhappycamper comment: A touch-and-go accident is not considered a crash? Was it the "touch" part or the "go" part? Or do we just call it a mishap and keep on trucking?

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Wed Jun 6, 2012, 09:20 AM

1. Lt. McCain,

Is that you?

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Wed Jun 6, 2012, 09:21 AM

2. "Military spending left few resources for other vital activities, such as providing public housing..


...... and maintaining quality roads and aqueducts. Frustrated Romans lost their desire to defend the Empire. The empire had to begin hiring soldiers recruited from the unemployed city mobs or worse from foreign counties. Such an army was not only unreliable, but very expensive."


We'll never learn, apparently.


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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Wed Jun 6, 2012, 09:39 AM

3. That's the fighter some USAF pilots were refusing to fly for safety issues...

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Wed Jun 6, 2012, 09:40 AM

4. Du rec. Nt

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Wed Jun 6, 2012, 09:42 AM

5. I practice my touch and goes pretty much every week

But some of the guys at the field usually call them crash and dash. I figure if the landing gear is still attached after completion I did OK>

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